December 8, 2014

Work In Progress
I've begun working on a new painting.  This piece is inspired by a visit I made to Yosemite in autumn.  Starting a new piece is always a bit of excitement for me.  I try to stay sensitive to the gestures, rhythms and movement I observe of the subject matter.  As I work on the piece I'm always reliving the experience I had at that time or place.

This first image is the initial block in, in which I sketch in the composition and suggest areas of value and perhaps lay in a little color.  The second image shows a little bit more of work that I've done on the painting.  I've made some minor adjustments in the composition and have started to apply paint.

I'll post a few more images later so you can see my progress.  Hope you enjoy.

Composition blocked in

Starting to paint